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The Actors (2003)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 16 May 2003 (UK)
Two failed actors decide to pull a con on a local gangster by pretending to be the people he owes money to.

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Cast

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Barreller
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Aisling O'Sullivan ...
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Abigail Iversen ...
Michael Colgan ...
Deirdre Walsh ...
Camcorder Girl
Bill Hickey ...
Stage Doorkeeper
Veronica O'Reilly ...
Box Office Attendant
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Maurice - Usher
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Dermot - Usher
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Storyline

Two failed actors decide to pull a con on a local gangster by pretending to be the people he owes money to.

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Thick as thieves. Only thicker.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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16 May 2003 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy alakítás  »

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£226,860 (UK) (16 May 2003)
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Goofs

(at around 1 min) When Magnani finally confronts Tony and Tom in their dressing room, the mic is visible above Tom's head. See more »

Quotes

Jock: What about this actor you were helping?
[the concealed O'Malley gasps]
Jock: What the fuck is that about?
Tom Quirk: [as Barreller] He wouldn't know anything. All he knew is that I owed money to somebody. Everybody owes money to someone. Anyway he's a moron. And the Tucker can't act!
[O'Malley spittakes]
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Soundtracks

Could It Be Love?
Orchestrated by The Michael Nyman Band
Performed by Dylan Moran and Lena Headey
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A fantastically funny film, low budget but brilliant
24 June 2003 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

This film is a joy to watch and should do well on DVD and video. I suppose you really have to be Irish to appreciate the some of the subtlties such as accent, colloquialisms and the dress sense of some of the characters but let me assure you that when Dylan Moran impersonates 'Barreler' the impersonation is quite familiar to most people from Dublin because we have many characters in our fine city that look, act and talk like that! The sheer simple comedy employed and Michael Caines genius acting alone are worth the money but on top of this the plot is great, the script is fantastic and the dialogue fast moving and catchy. A perfect light entertainment movie without the madcap humour of Jim Carrey.


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